Mountain Games: Skiing and Snowboarding

Stone Creek Chutes

Stone Creek Chutes
The world can be at your feet.

Beaver Creek, Colo.

Adventure. I've skied as long as I could walk. My parents snuck me into ski school a year early, and I've been on the move ever since. When I was about 8 years old, I was naturally drawn to the newest mountain sport - snowboarding. It wasn't long until my whole family caught the "boarding bug," and now I drag them up the hill any chance I get.

The most important thing to remember when skiing or snowboarding is to respect the mountain and all that is up there. It's too easy to get carried away and not pay attention. Skiers and snowboarders should be constantly checking the weather, their whereabouts and who is nearby.

Keep the thrill in check, but always have fun.